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Best Applesauce Waffles

Vegan Applesauce Waffles are made with simple pantry staple ingredients and are so easy to make! Top with warm Skillet Cinnamon Apples and pure maple syrup for a healthy and delicious breakfast!

side angle view of plated cinnamon applesauce waffles.

Over the last month or so, I’ve used up 2 bottles of cinnamon and too many apples to count!

We’ve made classic Applesauce, Cranberry Applesauce, Applesauce Bread, Apple Coleslaw, Cinnamon Oatmeal, Apple Cranberry Crisp, and Favorite Cranberry Orange Bread, all of which use apples and/or cinnamon.

It’s been a tasty few months and all these delicious recipes are waiting to be bookmarked and made!

So here I am, finishing off the last bottle of cinnamon with these healthy, easy, and delicious applesauce waffles. They’re kid-friendly and mother-approved, and the whole family will love them!

Ingredients You’ll Need

Here is everything you’ll need, with tips and variations to make the best vegan applesauce waffles:

  • Applesauce: Unsweetened applesauce is preferred to keep sugars to a minimum. You can make your own applesauce, or use store-bought, organic applesauce. I like to keep a few single-serve applesauce cups on hand, they equal 1/2 cup and are a perfect size for recipes like these applesauce waffles.
  • Flour: I’ve used spelt flour here, but white whole wheat or all-purpose is also great. To make these gluten-free, use your favorite all-purpose flour blend.
  • Oil/Butter: I used Miyokos butter (which is absolutely amazing). Oil also works, so use your favorite. If using coconut oil, just be sure it’s in liquid state and all other liquids are at room temp so it doesn’t chill and harden.
  • Milk: I always use unsweetened vanilla almond milk when baking, but use your favorite non-dairy milk. If you don’t have vanilla-flavored milk, you may like to add an extra teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  • Spices: Cinnamon is the perfect warm spice for these applesauce waffles and the vanilla is another wonderful flavor added here. To change up the flavor profile, try adding a pinch of nutmeg or allspice.

Adjusting For Dietary Restrictions

  • Oil-Free: You can replace the oil with unsweetened applesauce for oil-free waffles! Just be sure your waffle maker is non-stick.
  • Gluten-Free: Use 1 – 1 gluten-free flour or your favorite gluten-free flour blend.

top down view of applesauce waffles on a wire cooling rack

How To Make Applesauce Waffles

Applesauce waffles are so easy to make! (Note – The full printable recipe is at the bottom of this post)

  1. Simply preheat your waffle iron (affiliate link).
  2. Mix the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt. Add the milk, applesauce, butter/oil, and vanilla, and mix to combine.
  3. Using a 1/2 cup measuring cup, scoop up the batter and pour it onto the center of the waffle iron. Close the lid and wait for the light to turn green. Repeat until the batter is gone. It makes about 4 waffles.
  4. Keep waffles warm in a preheated oven.

That’s it, healthy, easy, delicious applesauce waffles ready for the table in about 20 – 25 minutes or freeze for later!

top down view of plated cinnamon applesauce waffles.

Serving Suggestions

  • In the cooler seasons, top your applesauce waffles with these warm Skillet Cinnamon Apples or this Blueberry Compote.
  • In the warmer seasons, add your favorite fresh berries or sliced bananas for a heart-healthy breakfast.
  • For a boost of protein, add a sprinkle of nuts or seeds – pecans, walnuts, pumpkin seeds and hemp hearts would all be great!
  • Serve with Simple Tofu Scramble and Breakfast Potatoes for an even heartier meal.

How To Store Waffles

  • Refrigerator: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator in a covered container for up to 5 days.
  • Freezer: Applesauce waffles are freezer friendly and can be kept for up to 2 – 3 months in the freezer. To freeze, let cool completely and place in freezer safe containers or ziplock bags, placing a piece of parchment paper between each waffle so they don’t stick together.
  • Reheat: Warm the waffles from frozen using a toaster oven or microwave.
side angle view of cinnamon applesauce waffles with fork.

More Vegan Waffle Recipes!

Not only are waffles an easy breakfast/brunch meal idea, but they’re great for a light lunch or dinner. Try these other vegan waffles – you just may find a new favorite!

If you try this easy waffle recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment and rate it below. I love to hear what you think, or any changes you make.



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Warm and delicious homemade vegan applesauce waffles, made with simple ingredients and perfect for a healthy breakfast the whole family with love!

  • Author: Julie | The Simple Veganista
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 4 waffles 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Brunch, Entree
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Units Scale
  • 1 1/2 cups (210g) flour (whole wheat, spelt, or all-purpose)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of mineral salt
  • 1 1/4 cups (281ml) unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 cup (113ml) unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup (56g) non-dairy butter/margarine or oil (I recommend Miyokos)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


Preheat waffle maker according to manufacturer’s instructions. Also, preheat oven to 200 degrees F., for keeping the waffles warm.

In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt, mix well. Add in the non-dairy milk, applesauce, butter/oil, and vanilla, mix well, until most of the flour lumps are gone.

If using this Cuisinart waffle maker (affiliate link), or one similar, using a 1/2 measuring cup, scoop up batter and pour in the center of the heated waffle maker plate. Close the cover and wait until the light turns green.

Gently remove and place waffles on a wire rack in the preheated oven until the remaining waffles are made.

Serve: Pair your waffles with warm Healthy Skillet Cinnamon Apples and pure maple syrup. Would also be great with this easy homemade Blueberry Compote. In the summer months, top with fresh fruit like sliced banana, strawberries, or other fresh berries.

Storage: Store leftover waffles in the refrigerator for up to a week, or store in the freezer for up to 1- 2 months. When ready to eat, pop them in the toaster oven.


Gluten-Free: Make these gluten-free by using all-purpose gluten-free flour or your favorite GF flour blend.

Oil-Free: To make oil-free waffles, replace the oil with applesauce and use a non-stick waffle maker.

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  1. My new favorite go to recipe thank you for sharing these were great!

  2. The entire time I was prepping, mu 3 year old was yelling at me “no I don’t want applesauce waffles! I want applesauce on the side” getting SO upset about it.
    Him and my 2 year old just finished the entire batch in one sitting… with watermelon on the side and yogurt to dip them in ☺️
    I’d say they were a hit, I even got to snag a half of one to myself 😏😋

  3. Just made these this morning and the whole family ( those vegan and not) absolutely loved them. My son thought they were the best waffles he’s had. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Delicious recipe! I made these with a mix of AP gluten free flour, whole wheat flour and spelt flour. I also doubled the recipe to make a huge batch. So delicious! I’ll definitely make these again!

  5. This is the best waffle recipe I’ve tried out of many. Absolutely perfect! Bonus that it was easy and only requires a handful of normal ingredients I keep on hand. Thanks!

  6. These were exactly what I’ve been looking for! Made these with all purpose gluten free flour. Golden and Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Will be making these again and again!

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